The number of people who stated their religion was Christianity in 2011 was fewer than in 2001, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
Christians decreased to 59 per cent (33.2 million) in 2011 from 72 per cent (37.3 million) in 2001.
The amount of people who said they had no religious affiliation increased from 15 per cent (7.7 million) in 2001 to 25 per cent (14.1 million) in 2011.
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